He is Alpha and Omega

Yesterday we began a brief new sermon series for the advent season. Using the lesser known ancient Christmas hymn, “Of the Father’s Love Begotten,of-the-fathers-love-2” we’ll explore the various aspects of Christ’s person and work as we reflect upon the great event of the incarnation in time and space.

While it might be rare for an advent sermon to begin at the creation of all things, it’s as good a place to start as any as we reflect upon on the incarnation of the Son. The story of Christmas, after all, doesn’t begin with shepherds in a field or a baby in a manger. It begins with the eternal Son of God, who out of infinite love intervened into our world to reconcile all things to himself. Listen to the sermon here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude is a holy protest against cynicism, fatalism, doubt, entitlement, self-pity, joyless discontentment, self-sufficiency, and apathy.

– Duke Kwonpraying-hands-1379173656p80

The Light of the World

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What does Jesus mean when he announced that he was the light of the world? It’s easy to be so familiar with this kind of famous saying of Jesus that we lose sight of the power and insight these words once had. What we need to be reminded of is that this is far from just a nice religious platitude or sentimental thought, it was instead the declaration that everything had changed. In Jesus,

Israel’s long-awaited promises were being fulfilled in their midst. We, like the original audience who stood before Jesus, have our greatest needs revealed by this great light and ultimately find that he alone can satisfy. Listen to last Sunday’s HERE.

God in Christ has done everything He requires to reconcile sinners to Himself.

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